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The International Forum Baltic IT&T: eBaltics

Partnerships for Innovation and Competitiveness





About Forum:
The International Forum Baltic IT&T has long traditions. It is one of the largest and most significant ICT events in the Baltic Sea Region, bringing together senior government representatives, experts from European Commission and international organisations, as well as top level executives from the worlds leading ICT companies and other business sectors.
The motto of the forum is Partnerships for Innovation and Competitiveness. The major objective is to establish and promote effective partnerships among the public and the private sectors, associations and other IT&T industry related organisations in the Baltic Sea region to promote innovation and competitiveness.
The central Forum event is the 15th International Baltic IT&T 2011 Conference, accompanied by several workshops, seminars and roundtable meetings. In the spotlight of this years Forum will be the Digital Agenda for Europe.
Baltic IT&T 2011 will focus on:
e-skills and employability with particular focus on export potential of e-skills tools;
Information and systems security;
todays priorities of CIOs including cloud computing, IT environment security and optimisation.
Co-operation partners include international organisations, regional and national authorities and associations, as well as leading industry companies and media.
Among speakers at Baltic IT&T forum have participated many political and industry leaders, for example, H. E. Valdis Zatlers, the President of Latvia, H. E. Dr. Vaira Vike-Freiberga, the President of Latvia, Mr. Frans de Bruine, Director, Information Society Directorate-General, European Commission, Mr. Erik Hallberg, Senior Vice President, Head of Market Area Baltic Countries, TeliaSonera, Mr. Luis Rodriguez-Roselli, Director, Information Society Technologies Programme of European Commission, Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Andrew Lockhart, Vice President Northern Europe, Cisco Systems, Mr. Glenn Edens, Vice President and Chief of Strategic Technology, Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Steven Frantzen, Managing Director/Group Vice President, IDC CEMA, Mr. Ronald De Bruin, Head of the Cooperation and Support Department, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and other senior ICT officials from the Baltic Sea Region and European countries. 




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Benefits of the Forum:
Exchange of good practice and cooperation between representatives of ICT industry, CIOs, business executives, public sector and representatives from other fields;
Information on ICT market and future development trends;
Co-operation in cross-border projects in the Baltic Sea Region and Central and Eastern European Countries;
Development of expert and organizational networks;
Discussions, exchange of experience and an opportunity to develop new contacts;
The right place for government and international organizations officials and policy makers, industry leaders, executives and ICT experts to meet;
Ability to find new ideas, new clients and new co-operation partners.

Who should attend:
Government officials and decision makers;
Business executives and directors;
ICT managers and specialists;
ICT auditors, consultants and investors;
Marketing and new service managers;
ICT companies, international trade organizations and associations;
SMEs and municipalities;
Innovative skills and security experts, lawyers;
Information society leaders;
Programme managers and education administrators;
Education and academic sector representatives

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Countries represented at past conferences:
Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidzhan, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States.

Forum organizer's office:

Data Media Group
Stabu 47, Riga LV-1011, LATVIA
Tel.: +371 67311821, +371 29277304
Fax: +371 67315567